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/ MICHèLE FAGUET
“based in Berlin”

ATELIERHAUS MONBIJOUPARK / KW INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART / NATIONALGALERIE IM HAMBURGER BAHNHOF / NEUER BERLINER KUNSTVEREIN (N.B.K) / BERLINISCHE GALERIE, Berlin

Atelierhaus Monbijoupark. Image by Amin Akhtar.
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Michèle Faguet

As the debate over the alleged mishandling of the mysterious E. coli outbreak in Germany raged on in the local and international press, Berliners had their own little controversy to distract themselves with: the opening of the mega-exhibition “based in Berlin,” warily anticipated (and even boycotted) by many members of... continue reading
Thomas Struth at Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

GALERIE MAX HETZLER, Berlin

Thomas Struth at Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
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Michèle Faguet

Like the images of empty streets of his hometown Düsseldorf, and the cities he visited and photographed as a young artist in the late 70s and early 80s—New York, Rome, Paris, Brussels—Thomas Struth's recent group of photographs depict the landscapes of technological infrastructures in which the makers of these structures (i.e., human beings) are largely absent.... continue reading
Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin

TEMPORäRE KUNSTHALLE, Berlin

Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin
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Michèle Faguet

Sometime in the wee hours of September 1, 2010, the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, true to its name, permanently closed its doors. Initially weary of its program, the TKB’s audience had become massive—if not always enthusiastic—during the course of the institution’s brief, yet tumultuous, history. Over 200,000 visitors drawing both from the city’s cultural set (artists, curators, writers) as well as its sizeable tourist population (flocking from Museum Island... continue reading
6th Berlin Biennale, Part 2

BERLIN BIENNALE, Berlin

6th Berlin Biennale, Part 2
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Michèle Faguet

Day two began at a nondescript warehouse at Mehringdamm 28 to see an installation of George Kuchar films (selected by film curator Marc Siegel) and a brick, (oddly) chapel-like construction housing new sculptural work by Cameron Jamie. Nestled between parking lots and car-repair shops in an industrial patch that has survived the gentrification of the now semi-posh (and ultra-boring) Bergmannkiez section of Kreuzberg, this venue reminded me of summer in Chelsea in the... continue reading
6th Berlin Biennale, Part 1

BERLIN BIENNALE, Berlin

6th Berlin Biennale, Part 1
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Michèle Faguet

Curated by Kathrin Rhomberg, the sixth edition of the Berlin Biennale seeks to examine the manner in which art negotiates "reality"—a loaded term, described rather abstractly in the curatorial statement—in a time of historical crisis and renegotiation that begins with the fall of communism and is marked, most recently, by September 11 and the collapse of financial capitalism.... continue reading

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